The Beeman P1 is a unique combination of Beeman airgun experience and design with the assistance of our German partners engineering and manufacturing skills. The result is a blend of two cultures to make one of the most popular adult air pistols ever produced. A major objective of the P1 design was to give it an "American" flavor, and it seemed nothing but the famous Colt .45 Auto could come closer to being recognized around the world as one of America's finest. Although the P1 is not a replica, many of the design features between the two guns are similar as virtually all shooters hold the .45 in the highest regard.
This spring piston gun is cocked by a single stroke. The "hammer" on the back is really the catch for the cocking lever. Release the "hammer" and the top cocks over the gun until it locks into place. The pellet is loaded directly into the barrel and the unit then snaps back down, ready to fire. Accuracy is increased as the sights move with the entire cocking arm and barrel, never changing position. A scope can even be mounted on the 11mm dovetail grooves along the top of the action. At only 11 inches in length, the small size of the pistol is remarkable considering the velocity. To get the optimum power a full size compression tube must be installed, and this was accomplished by the overhead cocking design of the gun. Furthering the concept, the .177 caliber version of the piston has a dual power mode - cocking the gun to the first "lock point" will result in "low" power, around 380 fps which is still better than many other air pistols. Cocking the gun a bit further will click into the "high" power position for a full 600 fps making the P1 one of the most powerful spring piston airguns ever made! The full compression tube also results in a nicely balanced pistol as it runs the full length of the gun.
The two stage trigger is adjustable from the 28 ounce factory setting. The wide trigger blade has a serrated surface that makes the trigger pull feel extra light and gives a smooth, controlled feel to the unit. The incredible trigger is constantly one of the things that people comment on being one of the best features of the gun.
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If you want an, accurate, hard hitting, high-quality air pistol, the Beeman P1 is a great choice. I rated the P1 at 4 stars due to the loudness. If it were a bit quieter, I would rate the P1 at 5 stars.
After receiving it, I took a few practice shots with it, did some minor adjustments to the sight and it is spot on. Shot after shot after shot I was plinking quarter sized groups at 10 yards out no problem. After running a hundred or so rounds through it, I can tell it's just now starting to break in a little.
A week or so after getting the P1, I dialed in completely (did some slight adjustment to the trigger). I had the opportunity to give it a run on a tree rat (squirrel). I lined up my shot and dropped the critter using RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol .177 ammo.
Usually I grab my rifle to insure a quick and clean kill but after seeing the power this P1 packs, I was really impressed. It is now my go to gun to drop these critters. It's faster to load and easier to pack.
All in all, the P1 is well worth every penny!
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 600 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.20Caliber 0.20 CalVelocity 500 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 500 fps